Backstreet Boys Try to Explain the Meaning of 'I Want It That Way' to Chrissy Teigen

Nineteen years after releasing the pop hit "I Want It That Way," the Backstreet Boys still have to explain what exactly they were trying to say in the song.

Chrissy Teigen was pondering the meaning of "IWITW" Friday afternoon (June 1), like many have done before.

"I never wanna hear you say, ‘I want it that way’ cause i want it that way. He doesn’t wanna hear it because he is the one that wants it that way? He wants to be the one to say it? Also what is “it”?" she wondered.

"It seems they both want it the same way but are fighting over who gets to say they want it that way," she continued in a second tweet.

Later that night, she got an answer from the boys themselves.

"Don’t wanna hear you say that you want heartaches and mistakes... or to be 2 worlds apart. We don’t want you to want “it” that way - that’s the way we want it... for you to not want it that way," they responded from their group's Twitter account.

It's a head-scratcher, for sure. It will also be stuck in your head for the rest of the day.

See the exchange below.

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